Harmony of Central Europe

Tour Type: Luxury Gold
Brochure Type: Luxury Gold 2025 v1

In Hungary, join a private tour of Budapest's neo-Gothic Parliament Building, home to the country's Holy Crown. Afterwards, dine at the Michelin-starred Borkonyha Winekitchen. Here, give your tastebuds the ultimate treat as chef Akos Sarkozi expertly blends Hungarian flavors with French finery. Explore Vienna and the majesty of Schonbrunn Palace on a VIP after-hours guided visit. Choose either a visit to the the Imperial Apartments of the Hofburg Palace to uncover the history of the Habsburg dynasty, or embark on an exploration of the Baroque Belvedere palaces-home to Gustav Klimt's priceless artworks. Across the Polish border in Warsaw, be seated for a private Chopin recital, performed by a renowned pianist before a Celebration Dinner-replete with delicious local delicacies.The Activity Level of this tour is Balanced, meaning there is 1 to 3 miles of walking per day which may include some uneven surfaces such as cobblestones and stairs.

Dining Summary
  • 6 Dinner (D)
  • 12 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Lunch (L)
Choice Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Prague:
  • Prague: Relax in one of the oldest houses of the city and sample craft beers paired with Czech savory specialties.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Vienna: Visit the Imperial Treasury in the Hofburg Palace with a Local Expert and learn about Vienna's regal history. See the invaluable riches including the crown of Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne.
  • Vienna: Head to the Baroque palaces of Belvedere, housing priceless art like Gustav Klimt's The Kiss.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Krakow: Explore Nowa Huta, the steel district of Krakow while you learn about life behind the Iron Curtain just a few decades ago. See a vintage Trabant, an East German car widely used in the Communist era.
  • Krakow: Let a knowledgeable Local Expert take you through the poignant history of Krakow. Pass through the city's former Jewish Quarter and visit Wawel Cathedral, the site that has crowned almost every Polish king and queen throughout history.
Additional Included Highlights
  • Enjoy seamless personal assistance throughout your journey. From securingexclusive reservations, to organising transportation,your Travel Concierge ensures every aspect of your travel is tailored to your tastes andpreferences.
  • In select destinations, our network of LocalExpert Guides will illuminate your journey on a deeper level.?
  • Included at all hotels.
  • Hotel taxes, porterage and tips, as well as tips for included dining experiences, areincluded.
  • Enjoy breakfast every morning, and an array of incredible dining options throughout yourjourney, infused with discovery and adventure.
  • On days where a Relaxed Start (RS) is indicated, you can select to indulgein breakfast in bed.?
  • Enjoy complimentary hotel??WiFi. And, on select coaches, onboardWiFimay also be available.
  • Transfers are included on your journey start and end dates, and where additionalaccommodation has been booked in advance through Luxury Gold. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city as the itinerary, may be requested.
Curated Experiences
  • Vienna: Indulge your senses without the crowds during a special VIP after-hours visit to the magni?cent Schonbrunn Palace. With a Local Expert, stand beneath frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and gilded Rococo frames, where Mozart performed as a six-year-old prodigy.
Exceptional Dining
  • Prague: Open your trip in style with a delicious Welcome Dinnerin a specially selected local restaurant.
  • Enjoy Viennese cuisine tonight at a local restaurant.
  • Budapest: Dine in the elegant ambience of a Budapest restaurant tonight after your Danube Cruise.
  • Budapest: Savor a selection of Hungarian delicacies at the First Strudel House in Pest, with dough-stretching artisans turning out paper thin pastries for dessert. Take some of the delicious pastries away to enjoy later, if you wish.
  • Budapest: Delight your tastebuds with Michelin-star dining at Borkonyha Winekitchen. Chef Akos Sarkozi creates skillfully executed, eye catching dishes that combine French bistro style and contemporary Hungarian influence in an atmosphere of indulgence.
  • Warsaw: Say farewell to the elegant grandeur of Warsaw with a final Celebration Dinner at a handpicked local restaurant. Exchange memories and discoveries from your journey with new friends as you enjoy a fine selection of traditional dishes and quality wines.
Magnificent Stays
  • Vienna State Opera: The luxurious Grand Hotel Wien is a true reflection of Vienna's opulent and regal history. It's conveniently central location places it just a few minutes walk from the Vienna State Opera and famed shopping street of Karntner Straße. Spacious guest rooms are decorated with traditional, antique-style furnishings, you'll truly feel as if you're staying in a palace.
Passport Moments
  • Prague: Immerse yourself in the architecture and atmosphere of Prague Castle as a Local Expert relays fascinating details from its thousand-year history. Accompany them into St Vitus Cathedral where colorful stained-glass windows pour filtered light into its many chapels.
  • Prague: Marvel at the intricate detail of Prague's famous Astronomical Clock and its hourly procession of moving parts, which have delighted witnesses for over six hundred years. Watch as the clock's parade of apostles mark time on the Old Town Hall.
  • Cesky Krumlov: Step through the cobbled streets of Cesky Krumlov and feel the history around you. Let your Local Expert regale you with tales of this most important European site as you discover the 13th century castle at the heart of the town.
  • Melk District: Stroll around the baroque masterpiece that is Melk Abbey as a guide talks you through its fascinating history. See the 16,000-volume collection in the main library and gaze up at the Paul Troger fresco on the hall ceiling.
  • Vienna: Discover historic Vienna as your Travel Concierge shows you the Baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces of Austria's national capital. Find the locations of the city's most notable landmarks to ready yourself fully for further explorations.
  • Vienna: Take your front-row seat in a historic Viennese concert hall and let the timeless music of Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart fill the room as you sip on sparkling wine and experience an unforgettable Austrian evening.
  • Bratislava: Join your passionate Local Expert for a walk around the Slovakian capital's Old Town, and see the restored Baroque-period Bratislava Castle that stands over the city, with its striking red turrets.
  • Budapest: Embark on a private evening cruise along the majestic Danube and sip freshly poured sparkling wine. Witness the most breathtaking architectural vista as grand buildings from both sides of the city are lit up in the night.
  • Budapest: Visit the stunning neo-Gothic Parliament Building with your Local Expert and see the Holy Crown of Hungary. Inaugurated for the millennial celebrations of Hungarian statehood in 1896, it is still the largest building in the country.
  • Budapest: During sightseeing with your Local Expert, you will be chauffeured along elegant boulevards to see the Hungarian State Opera House, one of the most beautiful neo-Renaissance buildings in Europe, where composer Gustav Mahler was once director.
  • Budapest: See Budapest's Liberty Statue presiding over the city on Gellert Hill and the Citadel in its shadow. Erected 96 years apart, the proud structures represent two sides of Budapest's history - one to suppress Hungarian independence and one to celebrate it.
  • Oravsky Podzamok: Take a moment on your journey to Krakow to enjoy the breathtaking sight of Oravsky Hrad. Look up to the striking Renaissance and neo-gothic castle which dominates the scenery like an eagle's nest on its rocky perch.
  • Krakow: Join you Travel Concierge for an orientation of Krakow. Pass through the city's former Jewish Quarter and see locations from the epic seven-time Oscar-winning movie, Schindler's List.
  • Auschwitz: Pay your respects at the Auschwitz memorial and walk beneath the infamous gateway to the museums housed in the former prison blocks. Learn about the role this concentration camp played during World War II and understand the impact on postwar Europe.
  • Warsaw: Attend a private piano recital to begin your evening with a flourish. Hear an accomplished player relay the expressive grace of Poland's most famous composer and virtuoso, Frederic Francois Chopin, in the stylish surroundings of Warsaw.
Personalise your day
  • Prague:
  • Prague: Relax in one of the oldest houses of the city and sample craft beers paired with Czech savory specialties.
  • Vienna: Visit the Imperial Treasury in the Hofburg Palace with a Local Expert and learn about Vienna's regal history. See the invaluable riches including the crown of Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne.
  • Vienna: Head to the Baroque palaces of Belvedere, housing priceless art like Gustav Klimt's The Kiss.
  • Krakow: Explore Nowa Huta, the steel district of Krakow while you learn about life behind the Iron Curtain just a few decades ago. See a vintage Trabant, an East German car widely used in the Communist era.
  • Krakow: Let a knowledgeable Local Expert take you through the poignant history of Krakow. Pass through the city's former Jewish Quarter and visit Wawel Cathedral, the site that has crowned almost every Polish king and queen throughout history.

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Tour Operator
Luxury Gold by Insight
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2024
Duration
13 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1PragueWelcome to Prague: Arriving at your luxury hotel by private chauffeur for your Europe luxury tour, you'll be welcomed into your opulent surroundings before dinner.
NH Collection Prague Carlo IV
Day 2PragueThe City of a Hundred Spires Relaxed Start: Indulge in a Relaxed Start, with the option of breakfast-in-bed room service. Tour Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Astronomical Clock. Take a guided walk through the Jewish Quarter or learn about the Czech craft beer scene.
NH Collection Prague Carlo IV
Day 3Cesky KrumlovPrague to Cesky Krumlov Relaxed Start: Journey through scenic Bohemia to medieval Cesky´ Krumlov. Marvel at the castle's Gothic elements, marbled pink exterior and six-storey tower. Enjoy a night in this charming town.
Hotel Ruze, Cesky Krumlov.
Day 4ViennaMelk Abbey and Vienna: Cross the border to explore Melk's historic hilltop Abbey. In Vienna, the doors of the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace open for a VIP, after-hours visit.
Grand Hotel Wien, Vienna.
Day 5ViennaVienna Your Way Relaxed Start: Savor another Relaxed Start before viewing glittering treasures at the Imperial Treasury in Hofburg Palace or touring the Baroque palaces of Belvedere. Relish a concert of Mozart and Strauss with front row seats.
Grand Hotel Wien, Vienna.
Day 6BudapestBratislava and Budapest, Grand Dames on the Danube: In Bratislava, explore the medival town center. Onward to Budapest where you will enjoy a decadent Hungarian dinner, followed by views of the famous city as you sip sparkling wine on a private cruise along the Danube.
Kozmo Hotel Suites & Spa.
Day 7BudapestThe Jewel Box of Budapest: Tour Budapest's sights including a guided tour of the neo-gothic Pariament Building and watch pastry artists at the First Strudel House of Pest before visiting Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. Dine at Michelin-starred Borkonyha Winekitchen.
Day 8KrakowThe Low Tatra and Krakow: Pass the small villages of the Low Tatras and view Oravsky Hrad, an imposing castle dating back to prehistoric times. Explore the former Jewish Quarter and view the oldest synagogue in Krakow and the most important religious center in the neighborhood.
Grand Hotel Krakow.
Day 9KrakowExploring Krakow Relaxed Start: Explore the Nowa Huta steel district, home to the vintage Trabant car or visit the final resting place of the Kings of Poland. This evening enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Grand Hotel Krakow.
Day 10AuschwitzAuschwitz: Pay your respects on a visit to Auschwitz.
Grand Hotel Krakow.
Day 11WarsawOn to Warsaw: On arrival in Warsaw, see the Royal Castle, National Theater and Opera and Old Town.
Hotel Bristol, Warsaw.
Day 12WarsawExploring Warsaw and Chopin Relaxed Start: Explore Warsaw's sights or discover the progressive city through the eyes of a local. This evening, delight in a private Chopin recital before dining on traditional Polish fare.
Hotel Bristol, Warsaw.
Day 13WarsawDepart Warsaw: Bid farewell and transfer to Warsaw airport for your onward journey from your Prague to Warsaw luxury tour.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/20/2025$8,450.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/09/2025$8,450.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
Disclaimer
On this Founder's Collection departure you are invited to a private reception at Castle Artstetten with Princess Anita von Hohenberg, instead of visiting Melk Abbey. (StartDate:05/20/2025, EndDate:06/01/2025) (StartDate:09/09/2025, EndDate:09/21/2025)

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  • Harmony of Central Europe

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    Tour Type: Luxury GoldBrochure Type: Luxury Gold 2025 v1In Hungary, join a private tour of Budapest's neo-Gothic Parliament Building, home to the country's Holy Crown. Afterwards, dine at the Michelin-starred Borkonyha Winekitchen.